Adam Panczuk (1978) lives in Warsaw. In his work he travels to wherever he finds an interesting subject. He studied at the University of Economics and photography at the Multimedia Communication Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. With his projects Pańczuk seems to be asking questions, at the same time directly and metaphorically, about identity, consciousness and attitude towards life of the people he meets along the way. His unique skill to tell gripping yet intimate stories with images has won him many prestigious awards to date.  Adam is member of Sputnik Photos.

Adam is represented by La galerie particulière and Picturetank, Paris, France.



  • March 14th, 2014

    "Karczeby" is the best photography book in the world according to judges in the 71st annual Pictures of the Year International competition

  • October 1st, 2013

    "Karczeby" is nominated in the First Photobook of the Year category at the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2013

  • June 9th, 2013

    "Karczeby" - book launch within Belfast Photo Festival on the 9th of June at 4pm Black Box (Photo-Book Lounge).

  • April 2nd, 2013

    May 8th - May 26th 2013, Exhibition of Karczeby photographs at the festival ImageSingulières in Sète, France

  • May 12th, 2011

    Adam was awarded the first prize in the /People/ category at the Grand Press Photo in Poland.

  • February 14th, 2011

    Portraits from the Hidden People project get the second prize for picture story in category Portrait Series in Pictures of the Year International 68

  • January 7th, 2011

    January 7th - February 26th, 2011. Adam's work is exhibited at Edelman Gallery, Chicago, USA

  • September 30th, 2010

    September 30th - October 24th, 2010. Exhibiton of "Karczeby" at the Daegu Photo Bienale 2010, Korea

  • May 25th, 2010

    May19th - June 20th - Exhibition of Karczeby photographs at the "TRANSPHOTOGRAPHIQUES" festival in Lille, France (Palais Rihour).

  • April 29th, 2010

    May 6th to June 20th. Photographs from the Karczeby project will be exhibited at La Galerie Particuliere in Paris

  • January 27th, 2010

    29.01. - 7.03. - Adam holds an exhibition of his Karczeby project at Yours Gallery in Warsaw

  • October 23rd, 2009

    Adam received the 1st honorable mention for 2009 Magnum Expression Award.

  • October 15th, 2009

    Adam won an  Honorable Mention Award in the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2009.

  • June 22nd, 2009

    With his "Karczeby" project, Adam became one of the finalists in the the second PHotoEspana (PHE) OjodePez Award for Human Values.

  • June 9th, 2009

    Adam was awarded the first prize in the /Portratuire/ category at the BZWBK PressPhoto.

  • May 29th, 2009

    The New York Times photojournalism LENS blog features Adam's /Karczeby/ project.

  • May 20th, 2009

    Adam had a slideshow of his photos at the Photographic Festival in Kaunus, Lithuania.

  • May 14th, 2009

    Adam was awarded the first prize in the /People/ category at the Grand Press Photo in Poland.

  • February 24th, 2009

    Adam work was selected for the short list in the professional portraiture category at the 2009 Sony World Photography Awards.

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